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CPSM Certification

SMPS offers a credential that recognizes your achieved marketing expertise, the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. The designation serves as a mark of distinction – a CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services.

Click here for more information on the CPSM exam, including benefits and eligibility requirements.

SMPS Boston is committed to helping its members become CPSMs by offering scholarships and study groups.

Study Groups

The CPSM Study Group is held once a year to help CPSM candidates study for the CPSM exam. The study group is designed to provide the study support you need to pass the exam including open discussion, learning activities and mock exams. Each session is led by a CPSM. There are eight sessions in all and the study group will cover all six domains of practice. Our goal is to get you ready to take (and pass) the CPSM exam.

Scholarships available!

We understand that not all firms are willing to pay for their employees to take the exam. Because of this SMPS Boston offers multiple scholarships each year for members who need help covering the cost of the exam. Applicants must be a SMPS Boston member, be eligible to take the exam, participate in the yearly study group, and must take the exam within three months of submitting the application. Download the application. 

For more information about the CPSM program or SMPS Boston’s CPSM Study Session Program, please contact:


Hilary Nieukirk, CPSM
Director, CPSM Committee
Marketing Manager
Shawmut Design and Construction
(617) 622-7246

or someone on the CPSM Committee:

Kim Taylor

Kimberly Taylor, CPSM
Marketing Specialist
Gale Associates
(781) 335-6465


Kirsten M. Papagni, CPSM
Director of Marketing
Columbia Construction Company
(978) 222-9587


Suzanne King, CPSM
Business Development Coordinator
Mass. Electric Construction Company
(781) 290-1013

karyn tirabassi

Karyn Tirabassi, CPSM
Senior Marketing Manager
Capaccio Environmental Engineering
(508) 970-0033

PJ Roscoe CPSM

PJ Roscoe, CPSM
Marketing Associate
Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc.
(617) 964-1700


Jamie Gannon, CPSM
Proposal/Marketing Manager
(617) 607-2603